Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1249 812102

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Bowood House and Gardens & Grounds, Adventure Playground and Outdoor Den have re-opened. The Treehouse Cafe is also open. Please check website and social media feeds for details of how to book.

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. NEW for 2020, A new area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors.

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or, visit Bowood House, which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (mid April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.

 

 

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Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2021 - 1 Nov 2021)

* Open daily between 11am and 6pm from April to November.

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Further Information

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - NEW for 2020, A new area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors & Soft Play Area

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Excellent
    408
  • Very Good
    233
  • Average
    101
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    18

Recent Reviews:

  • BecciGlos
    Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Wonderful day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 31st August 2021
    Had the best day here yesterday. Arrived to ample parking. Friendly welcome and had an early lunch straight away at the Treehouse cafe - not a huge selection but fine for lunch and was enjoyable... Read full review
  • coopergirl2016
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    A step back in time
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 8th September 2021
    My parents visited Bowood house and gardens back n the 1970's but I had not as I was not born at that point. Upon arrival where pre booking is essential,the car park is large and free. A short... Read full review
  • John L
    Shropshire, United Kingdom
    Something for everyone
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th September 2021
    We enjoyed our visit to the house (actually the stables originally as the Big House was too expensive to maintain and demolished many years ago). The laboratory where Joseph Priestley discovered... Read full review

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